Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer)

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Herbert Jeffrey Hancock, born in Chicago, IL, USA, is without doubt the most well known, controversial and influential of all jazz pianists.
Soon noticed by and involved with Miles Davis, Mr Hancock almost stormed the hardbop Blue Note 60's with a number of legendary sessions, from his (nearly) first record Takin' Off, to The Prisoner.
Recording with the new Mile's cats, he then took an important turn (around the time of Head Hunters), experimenting and mixing genres, thus drifting from his previous fan base expectations.
While the hardbop's crowd thought he was completely lost for the cause, he then took a radical U-turn, with the all-stars-all-jazz V.S.O.P.
He has since recorded and experimented in a lot of directions, exploring "sound textures" and touring with various bands.
Certainly a very complex personality, with an extensive discography.

Annotation last modified on 2008-01-05 02:28 .


Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Dedication Herbie Hancock 4
1975 Flood Herbie Hancock 5
1977 Ivanhoe Theatre Herbie Hancock with Jaco Pastorius 1
1977 V.S.O.P. Herbie Hancock 3
1978 An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea: In Concert Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea 7
1979 An Evening with Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea 4
1986 Town Hall Concert Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, James Newton & Tony Williams 2
1992 Parallel Realities Live... Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock & Dave Holland 5 2
2002 Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove 2
2005 Live: Detroit/Chicago Herbie Hancock 1
2005 Piano Fiesta Herbie Hancock / Chick Corea 1
2006 Live Voyage Herbie Hancock with Jaco Pastorius 1
2012 Complete Live at Jorgie's 1961 The Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams Quintet feat. Herbie Hancock 1
Day Dreams Herbie Hancock 1
Future 2 Future - LIVE (at the Knitting Factory) Herbie Hancock 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 Blow-Up Herbie Hancock 3 3
1973 The Spook Who Sat By The Door Herbie Hancock 5 1
1974 Death Wish Herbie Hancock 2
1986 Round Midnight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Herbie Hancock 5


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 I Thought It Was You Herbie Hancock 2
1983 Rockit Herbie Hancock 2
1999 It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Keith Richards, Kid Rock, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, Jon Bon Jovi, Kelle Bryan, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai, Ozzy Osbourne, Womack & Womack, Lionel Richie, Bonnie Raitt, Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries, James Brown, The Spice Girls, Mick Jagger, Robin Williams, Jackson Browne, Iggy Pop, Chrissie Hynde, Skin of Skunk Anansie, Annie Lennox, Mark Owen, Natalie Imbruglia, Huey, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Dina Carroll, Gavin Rossdale of Bush, B.B. King, Joe Cocker, The Corrs, Steve Cradock & Simon Fowler of Ocean Colour Scene, Ronan Keating, Ray Barretto, Herbie Hancock, Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt of Status Quo, S Club 7, Eric Idle 3
Hardrock Herbie Hancock 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Essence (Mixes) Herbie Hancock 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Rabbit Ears: World Tales, Volume 5: The Bremen Town Musicians / Finn McCoul / Koi and the Kola Nuts Brothers Grimm, read by Bob Hoskins, original music by Eugene Friesen / Brian Gleeson, read by Catherine O’Hara, original music by Boys of the Lough / [traditional], read by Whoopi Goldberg, original music by Herbie Hancock 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Jazz Masters (E.F.S.A. Collection) Herbie Hancock 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Jazz Africa Herbie Hancock and Foday Musa Suso 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Essence Herbie Hancock 1

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